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Lifestyle Modification for Obesity-Related Type 2 Diabetes

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Robert C. Atkins Foundation Identifier:
First received: December 21, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2006
History: No changes posted
Dietary carbohydrate is the major determinant of postprandial glucose levels, and preliminary evidence suggests that low carbohydrate diets improve glycemic control when accompanied by weight loss. To determine if glycemic control can be improved by varying dietary carbohydrate during weight loss, we compared two weight loss diets with different carbohydrate levels for the treatment of obesity-related type 2 diabetes over 24 weeks in the outpatient setting.

Condition Intervention Phase
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Overweight Obesity Behavioral: Low carbohydrate, ketogenic diet Behavioral: Low glycemic index, reduced calorie diet Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Controlled Trial of a Low-Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet Versus a Low-Glycemic Index Diet for Obesity-Related Type 2 Diabetes

Further study details as provided by Robert C. Atkins Foundation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Hemoglobin A1c

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Body weight
  • Serum lipoproteins

Estimated Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: July 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • type 2 diabetes mellitus for at least one year
  • hgba1c > 6.0
  • BMI from 27-50 kg/m2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unstable medical condition
  • Serious medical condition
  • AST or ALT > 100
  • Serum creatinine > 1.5
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00415688

United States, North Carolina
Duke University Health System
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27704
Sponsors and Collaborators
Robert C. Atkins Foundation
Principal Investigator: Eric C Westman, MD MHS Duke University Health System
  More Information Identifier: NCT00415688     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AF001
Study First Received: December 21, 2006
Last Updated: December 21, 2006

Keywords provided by Robert C. Atkins Foundation:
lifestyle modification
weight loss
hypoglycemic agents

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
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